7-Eleven Rocky Mountain Franchise Owner’s Association Raises $40,000 For The Muscular Dystrophy Association
August 21, 2013 (Colorado Springs, CO) – The 7-Eleven Rocky Mountain Franchise Owner’s Association (RMFOA) raised $40,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Colorado on August 8th. The funds come from proceeds from the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Franchise Owner’s Association Tournament of Hope sponsored and organized by the RMFOA and held at the Colorado Springs Country Club of Colorado on August 7. Coca-Cola was the RMFOA’s event sponsor and 100 individuals including 7-Eleven vendors, members of the RMFOA, and other corporate donors all participated in the golf outing by paying a fee to participate or making a donation, proceeds of which went toward the donation. A charity auction was also part of the tournament, proceeds of which were also included in the donation. The formal presentation of the check was made to Ryan Woodman, Executive Director at the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“The Rocky Mountain FOA family of 7-Elevens gives back to the communities in which we live and work,” stated Wayne Matthews, President of the Rocky Mountain FOA. “We are grateful for the research and work that the dedicated staff of MDA does every single day and we are proud to be able to make this donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Coming up just before the annual MDA Telethon, we hope this donation will encourage others to give to MDA as well,” Matthews concluded. “We are delighted to present this donation from the Rocky Mountain FOA,” stated Scott Wohlman, Treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Franchise Owner’s Association. “This donation will be used to continue the vital research MDA has been engaged in for many years and it will contribute to allowing those who suffer from muscle diseases to lead meaningful and productive lives,” he concluded.
About the Rocky Mountain FOA
Established in 2006, the 7-Eleven Rocky Mountain Franchise Owners Association represents 190 stores employing over 1,500 individuals throughout Colorado and is a part of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees which in turn represents almost 4,700 convenience store owners whose nearly 5,900 franchise-owned stores employ almost 40,000 workers.